Objects and Photographs


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HMCS Magnificent and Destroyer
HMCS Magnificent and Destroyer

The Canadian aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent (left) was a key element of the Canadian fleet in the early post-war period.

Seen here with Hawker Sea Fury and Fairey Firefly aircraft (left) on its flight deck, Magnificent, originally built for Britain's Royal Navy, served with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) between 1948 and 1956. A destroyer (right) escorts the carrier and is ready for rescue duties if an aircraft crashes during takeoff or landing. The result of wartime plans, the post-war acquisition of aircraft carriers by the RCN enhanced the navy's anti-submarine and air defence capabilities.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19840132-016

Storm Damage, SS Joel R. Poinsett
Rescuing Survivors
HMCS Longueuil Rescues Survivors
Ordinary Seaman Somer Oscar James
Chief Officer Percy Kelly
Officers aboard SS Stanley Park
SS Stanley Park
David McMillan
Officers, SS Stanley Park
"Crossing the Line", SS Stanley Park
Gun Crew at Practice, SS Stanley Park
Gun Crew, SS Stanley Park
Disposing of Ammunition, SS Stanley Park
Towing SS Noranda Park, September 1945
SS Stanley Park's Swimming Pool
Holiday Portrait, SS Stanley Park
On Stanley Park's Flying Bridge
Fireman, SS Stanley Park
HMCS Micmac
HMCS Magnificent and Destroyer
Canadian Ships in Halifax Harbour
HMCS Assiniboine and Sea King Helicopter
HMCS Porte St. Louis and HMCS Porte St. Jean
HMCS Ontario in the Panama Canal